– Senior Robert Edgerton (Cornish, N.H.) captured a New England championship in the one mile run to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s indoor track and field team to an eighth-place finish at the 33-team New England Indoor Track and Field Championship, which was held at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center Feb. 29-March 1.
The Wildcats’ 38 points placed them behind the University of Connecticut (168), the University of Rhode Island (72), Southern Connecticut State University (71), Sacred Heart University (50), Stonehill College (46), Providence College (46) and UMass Lowell (40). The ‘Cats finished ahead of 25 other squads.
Edgerton won the mile in a time of four minutes, 7.03 seconds, more than three seconds faster than the runner-up.
Senior Jordan Horwitz (Evanston, Ill.) was in the mix as always, finishing third in the 3,000 meters in a time of 8:23.21.
The Wildcats’ 4x400 meter relay team also ran to a third-place finish in a time of 3:17.89.
Freshman Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 15.94 meters.
Freshman Gabe Dano (Merrimack, N.H.) was sixth in the 200 meters, finishing in a time of 22.05 seconds. Sophomore William Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) also made the finals, placing 10th in 22.40 seconds.
In the 500 meters, junior Ben Stein (Canton, Mass.) placed sixth in a time of 1:05.08.
UNH placed seventh in the distance medley, finishing in a time of 10:12.24.
Back in the field, sophomore David Dreyer (LeRoy, N.Y.) placed eighth in the pole vault, clearing a distance of 4.50 meters. Junior Matthew Begley (Brookeville, Md.) was 12th with a mark of 4.35 meters.
Senior Reed Liset (Dover, N.H.) finished ninth in the weight throw with a toss of 16.36 meters.
Sophomore Patrick Casey (So. Yarmouth, Mass.) placed ninth in the high jump with a leap of 1.99 meters, the third-best mark in the event.
The Wildcats return to action at the ICAAAA Championships at the Track and Tennis Center on March 8-9.
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